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Friday Evening Paddle
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Location: Wargo Nature Center - Lino Lakes
Date of Event: 6/30/17

Join us for a leisurely Friday evening paddle on beautiful George Watch Lake at Wargo Nature Center. Canoes and kayaks are available and are included with the registration fee. This is a fee based activity and pre-registration is required. See website for details.

Shakespeare in the Park - Comedy of Errors
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Location: Centennial Lakes Park - Edina
Date of Event: 7/2/17

Free cultural performances are held outdoors at the Maetzold Amphitheater at Centennial Lakes Park. See website for details.

Red, White and Boom
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Location: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront
Date of Event: July 3 & 4

Celebrate Independence Day at Minneapolis Red, White and Boom, a celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale-fireworks! These events are free. See website for details.

4th of July Hometown Celebration
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Location: Round Lake Park - Eden Prairie
Date of Event: 7/4/17

Enjoy entertainment, food, activities and more throughout the day at Round Lake Park! See website for details.

Forever Wild Family Friday: Scavenger Hunt
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Location: Lebanon Hills Visitor Center - Eagan
Date of Event: 7/7/17

Join us for family fun on the first Friday of every month with park activities and smores. Join us for a fun nighttime scavenger hunt. This is a free event. See website for details.

Campfire Talk: Wild Cats
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Location: Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Campground Amphitheater - Lino Lakes
Date of Event: 7/8/17

Join a naturalist for campfire talks at the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Campground Amphitheater. Programs begin at 7:00pm on Saturday evenings and include a roaring campfire, interactive activities, and presentations enjoyable for the whole family. Best of all, the programs are FREE! See website for details.

Camping with the Stars
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Location: Eagle Lake Observatory at Baylor Regional Park - Norwood Young America
Date of Event: July 28, 29, & 30

The Minnesota Astronomical Society invites you to the 10th annual Camping with the Stars taking place at the Eagle Lake Observatory. This is a fee based activity and registration is required. See website for details.

Campfire Programs
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Location: Lake Elmo Park Reserve & St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park-Hastings
Date of Event: Every Saturday evening at 7:15pm thr

Join area naturalists at outdoor park amphitheaters for a variety of engaging nature programs. These are free events however, parking permit is required. See website for details.

Music & Movies in the Parks
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Location: Minneapolis Parks
Date of Event: All summer

Celebrating more than 120 years of free entertainment in Minneapolis Parks. See website for details. See this website for schedule http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2017/05/02/minneapolis-parks-summer-music-movies-2017

Washington County Parks FREE Tuesdays
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Location: any Washington County Park
Date of Event: first Tuesday of every month

On the first Tuesday of every month (non-holiday) visit any Washington County Park for FREE. No vehicle permit required. April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5. See website for details.

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